Last week in Maryland a blind man fell onto the tracks of the Washington Metro. A group of Good Samaritans was fortunately present who risked their lives to help him and rescued him from the track.
The incident took place on Tuesday around 8 a.m. at the Medical Center Station in Bethesda, located just outside the nation’s capital. Surveillance video shows the man walks along the platform before falling onto the tracks below with a white cane.
Soon after the man was rescued the lights of the metro train was visible approaching on the platform. One of the rescuers Brendan Cawley gave a statement to the ABC7 that he jumped into action and tried to pull the man out, but realized he couldn’t do it alone. Two other men can be seen running down the platform to help lift the man and together the rescue was successful.
Cawley told ABC7 he was just glad to be where he was at the time to help save the man’s life. The man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.